Alternative medicine

Cholesterol-lowering supplements

Herbal supplement interactions


Hashimoto's disease

Hashimoto's disease (chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis) causes thyroid gland inflammation and often an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Treatment may involve thyroid hormone replacement medication.



Lifestyle and home remedies

Cholesterol concerns? Get moving

Cholesterol concerns? Lose excess pounds

Eat well to control cholesterol

HDL cholesterol: Boosting it

Your cholesterol levels are an important measure of heart health. When it comes to HDL cholesterol, the higher the better.

Lifestyle changes to reduce cholesterol

Reducing your cholesterol doesn't always mean you have to take medications. Here are five lifestyle changes that can lower your cholesterol.

Mediterranean diet recipes

Menus for heart-healthy eating

Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health

Eating nuts can help your heart. Discover how walnuts, almonds and other nuts help lower your cholesterol.

The top 5 foods to lower your cholesterol

You don't always need to take medication to lower your cholesterol. Here are five foods that can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart.

Want lower cholesterol? Eat flaxseed

Risk factors

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.

Heart disease risk calculator

Find out your heart disease risk and what you can do to reduce it.

High cholesterol risk factors: What you can control

A healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of high cholesterol, even if you have risk factors you can't change.

Metabolic syndrome

Risks of high cholesterol: Why you need to control it

Treatments and drugs

Cholesterol medications

Cholesterol medications: When diet and exercise aren't enough

Niacin can boost 'good' cholesterol

Statin side effects

Statin side effects can sometimes seem to outweigh the drugs' cholesterol-lowering benefits. Here's some information to consider before you stop taking a statin.


Statins: Should you be on one?

Sept. 04, 2015